Support local research into autism and caring

Josie Steel, Clinical Psychologist in Training at the University of Bath, is seeking the views of people with Autism Spectrum Condition and their caregivers to inform research she is undertaking with with Rona Aldridge at the Bristol Autism Spectrum Service. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, May 2014

This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment summary report 2013/14, new data on levels of personal debt, and the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey: Illness and Disability. Read more »

Somerset: Our County – JSNA Summary 2013-14

This publication provides a summary of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, and includes topical facts and figures and overview of the key issues currently facing Somerset and the longer term priorities agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. Read more »

Autism in Pink

Autism in Pink is a European research project exploring the prevalence of autism amongst women in four participating countries. Read more »

The Welcome Lab

The Welcome Lab, part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society at Plymouth University, works with families and individuals to find out about social, psychological and educational aspects of human behaviour. Read more »

Autistic intelligence

Autistic intelligence is a loosely affiliated not-for-profit educational social enterprise comprised of worldwide experts in aspects of autism dedicated to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence. Read more »

Self injury project

A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham conducted a survey of parents and carers of people with autism and learning disabilities in order to find out more about self-injury. Read more »

“One in a Hundred”

Autistica’s 2013 report, shares the experiences of over 1000 parents and individuals with autism. Many families and individuals with autism feel positive about medical research and ninety percent agree that there is a need for a greater scientific understanding. Read more »

Consultation about Specialist Autism Teams

The National Autistic Society is currently working with researchers at The University of York to determine the effectiveness of specialist teams in supporting adults with autism. Have your say by competing a short survey. Read more »

Autism in maturity project

Autism in Maturity is a new National Autistic Society project to support adults with autism (including Asperger syndrome) as they move into middle and older age. Read more »

Autism Spectrum Disorders

This article explores current diagnostic criteria and prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorders and stresses how important it is for primary care professionals to be familiar with this information. Read more »

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders includes articles and reviews with a primary focus on applied topics such as diagnosis, incidence and prevalence, methods of evaluating treatment effects, and a range of interventions. Read more »

Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews

Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews provides a focus for communication among neuroscientists, geneticists, neurodevelopmental pediatricians, and behavioral scientists interested in clinical or basic science research in aspects of brain development and function. Read more »

Brain Bank for Autism

Brain Bank for Autism supports post-mortem research into brain development and autism by making brain tissue available to qualified researchers worldwide. Read more »

Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute is a US-based organisation which conducts research, and disseminates the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism. Read more »

Autism in maturity

A range of information sheets for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) aged 40+ is now available as a result of work on the project ‘Autism in maturity. The project needs older people with autism and their families to take part in research, join the new campaign group or both! Read more »

We exist too

This report published by the National Autistic Society profiles the experiences of siblings of adults with autism. Read more »

Autism Research Centre

The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. Read more »

Research Autism

This is one of the most scientifically reliable websites in the world for information about autism, the issues facing individuals with autism, and the interventions used to help them. Read more »

NAS Avon newsletter

The August 2012 issue of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Avon branch newsletter asks for participants contributions for research and consultation projects. Read more »